A representational painter with a loose, impressionistic flair. Her work is described as peaceful but at the same time exciting, no matter the genre.


Suzie Baker

Suzie Baker is an award-winning artist whose paintings are regularly on display in magazines, prestigious national shows and plein air events. She has served on the board of Oil Painters of America since 2014, including presiding as president from 2020-22. Suzie holds signature status in that distinguished organization as well as the American Impressionist Society, American Women Artists, and others. In addition to being a still life and portrait artist, Suzie has been painting en plein air since she was a teenager. A sought-after instructor, for her humorous and informative style, Suzie teaches through videos, virtual classes, and workshops around the United States, Europe and close to her home in the Houston, Texas area.

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Selected Publications

Plein Air Magazine, Cover and Article April/May Issue 2020

Southwest Art, Artist Profile, May Issue, 2019

Plein Air Magazine, Artist Profile, December/January Issue, 2017/18

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, More Than Just Faces, May/June Issue, 2017

Southwest Art, Artist to Watch, December Issue, 2014



OPA - Oil Painters of America, President 2020 - current, Signature Member

PSA - Portrait Society of America

AIS - American Impressionist Society, Signature Member

NOAPS - National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Signature Member

LPAPA - Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Signature Member

OPS - Outdoor Painters Society, Signature Member

AWA - American Women Artists, Signature Member

CAC - Out-of-State Artist Member

Recent and Notable Awards



•Judges Choice Award, Olmsted Plein Air Invitational

•Second Place, Quick Paint Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational


•EnPleinAir Texas, Texas Precious Water Award

•Laguna Plein Air, Plein Air Magazine Award

•Plein Air Easton, First Place, Small Works

•Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Southwest, Award of Excellence

•Oil Painters of America Salon, Portraiture Award of Excellence



•Art Renewal Center Salon, Finalist

•Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition, Finalist, Commissioned Portrait and Plein Air

•Second Place, Studio Division, OPA Virtual International Wet Paint Competition

•Olmsted Re-imagined, Judges Award

•AIS Small Works Showcase, Best in Show Award, Wet Wall Competition

•Forgotten Coast, Virtual Quick Paint, First Place


2019 and Prior

•Plein Air Salon, Top-25, 2019

•LPAPA Best in Plein Air, First Place, 2018

•Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Southwest, Best in Show and Artists Choice, 2018

•Shadows on the Teche, Best in Show, 2018

•Maui Plein Air, Irvine Museum and Montage Award, 2018 - Irvine Museum Merit Award, 2019

•OPA Western Regional, Award of Excellence, 2017

•Tucson Desert Art Museum Exhibition, American Women Artists - Award of Excellence, 2017

•Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational - Directors Choice Award, 2017, Plein Air Magazine Award, 2016

•Telluride Plein Air - First 2017, Third & Peoples Choice 2018, Third 2019, First in Quick Paint, 2016

•Art Renewal Center, Publication Award, Collection Magazine Award, 2016

•Olmsted Plein Air, Renoir Best Figure in the Landscape, 2016

•Kerrville Outdoor Painting Event - Best of Show, 2015



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